In your notebook, list down at least three problems in your school. 2. Rank them in a scale of 1 to 3 where 1 is the most serious and 3 is the least serious problem. 3. Pair off. In 5 minutes, share your answers with your partner and explain to him/her your ranking. Speaking B. Development Activity 1. Group Discussion 1 . Let us divide the class into 6 groups with each group representing a particular character in the story. 2. In 10 minutes, discuss with your group mates the character’s reaction/s to the proclamation as well as the lessons and activities the students had in school. . Record the proceeding of your group discussion in the form of reaction mar. Do this on a Manila paper. E. G. Legend: Character – the target character Reaction – a descriptive word of phrase specifying the character’s behavior or lending Action – a phrase or brief statement stating an action taken as an effect of a Reaction Speaking/Listening Activity 2. Group presentation (Present your group output to the class) (Instruct students to listen carefully to the presentations and to take note of similarities and differences in the characters reactions) Activity 3.
Synthesis and Processing of Group Activity 1. What is common in the reactions of the different characters? 2. Was tit normal reaction? Explain your answer. 3. Could the negative reaction of the characters have been avoided? How? 4. What could the government and the school teacher have done? . In what way’s does education affect your life? 6. How do you maximize the use of the things you learn in school to develop yourself? 7. The story talks about a serious problem in the educational system. In what manner was it presented? 8.
In a scale of 1-5 5 as the highest, how would you rate the anecdotes or the little stories within the story that told us about the boys experiences, on the following points: a. Humor; b. Exaggeration 9. Is the story just trying to entertain the readers? What else is it trying to? 10. What do you call the type of story that actually talks of a serious epic but presents it in a light and humorous manner? Closure Let us make graffiti of your ideas about school and education. Add your honest idea to either of the following: 1. School e. G. School can be boring 2. Education e. . Education makes a nation. (Teacher posts a manila paper on the wall and asks students to do the graffiti during their free time. ) Reading Distinguish Facts from Opinions Following is a list of statements taken from a selection. Put a check (C) before the items that tell what really happened, the facts, and a cross (x) before the items that make the statements of beliefs, judging of feeling the pinions. Underline the clue words in the statement of opinions. 1. On his first day at school the boy came back home with eight books. 2. The books cost a dollar and twenty cents. . A boy in the country gets to be at least half as useful as a grownup by the time he is 8 or 9 years old. 4. Classes don’t start until nine. Its only five thirty. 5. One book ought to be enough to start with. 6. The books cost so-much considering that there are only 3 or 4 characters on a page. 7. The boy came back from school at three thirty, just as his father was going back to work. 8. The price of the books had a great deal to do with heir temper. 9. It couldn’t be said that the boy was not diligent. 10. He reviewed his lesson every day after school.
Read the following headlines and be able to tell which ones express a fact and which ones express an opinion. Underline the words which signal that the headline is an opinion. 1. A. Rap’s all-out support for US-Died war pays-off. B. RPR supports US led-war. 2. A. House approves 2002 budget. B. House approves bloated budget. 3. A. Washington basilica looks like Quip. B. Faithful flock at Washington Basilica. 4. A. Business should take a look at itself. B. Business grows by 5%. 5. A. GAMMA reports to the nation. B. GAMMA gives positive report to the nation.
Remember: Facts are statements that tell what really happened or what really is the case. It is based on direct evidences and shows by actual experience or observation. Opinions are statements of belief, judgments, or feeling. They show what someone thinks about a subject. They are somebody’s views and are not facts. Some words give an opinion by evaluating or making judgment. E. G sage, clever, good, dangerous Some expressions clearly state that an opinion will follow, e. G. Believe, I think, In my opinion, I feel, I suggest, etc. Some words show that some doubt may exist about a statement.